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I had this for few months now, but I recently bought PC games like Overlord, Oblivion, World of Warcraft, let me explain, I have NO knowledge or experience about how things work, I don't want to melt or overheat my Computer and explode it, I do want to enjoy the Computer with good result, and good gaming. I am hardcore gamer- I play a lot of videogames, But not a lot of PC games, Since I was stuck with Dell-dimension 4400 for 7 years! Yes, I know I could upgrade it, but I knew the limit of that thing, It wasn't worth the trouble. I had to wait until I finally collect all of the parts I need, and finally built it. I had someone help me putting together the parts.

I am wondering if you think these what parts I list below here, is good enough, or should add or remove or upgrade, so that I can make sure it will live for long time, and plays decent games without killing the Computer itself.

I will list my System-What Parts I bought,

List What Parts I bought and installed***

Case:Dynex DX-500CC ATX Mid Tower Comes with 500 Watt Power Supply ATX12VTri-Color 500 Watt power supply And it also comes with a blue lightcolor case fan- But I don't know the name of that fan, (The Case looklike X mark on the left side of case see-through, it also had lock-upfront door***)

VideoCard: Only bought One, (Although My Motherboard supports TWO VideoCards)
Nvidia Gefore 7900 Gt/Gto Total memory 256.0mb Current Display mode: 1280 x1024 (32 bit) (60hz)

Processor: 939 Socket Athlon 64fx/athlon 64 AMD 64x2 Dual Core Processor 4800 +

DirectX Ver 9.0c

Memory Ram: 2048 MB of Ram Type- for Corsair 184-pin of TWO x 1gb DDR400-Dimms

(My Motherboard also says it support up to 4GB's) But only bought 2x1gb so far.

OS uses: Win Xp Home edition w/ service package 3

Motherboard: Asus a8n sli deluxe

Western Digital Sata harddriver 300 GB

1 DVD Drive liteon dvdrw

Use VX924 ViewSonic 19 in Monitor (This currently isn't working, currently in process of getting a different one.)***

Thats all there is installed* inside*

I Know I already post comment about this in other title- but I wanted to make sure someone see this message. I know I am crazy lately, blame my Computer! Haha... Ok Thank you, I appreciate the help!

I d like to hear your thoughts, suggestions and anything.

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  • blkwidow299 Feb 13, 2009

    Thank you Jonb3838 (Jonb3838- Yeah, I agree, that was reason why I
    selected those part, because I have seen good reviews about them, and
    they are my first time owning them, so I will soon see how and what
    they are capable of when I finally get my new Monitor and install the
    last few part.) ^-^

    And Rtrahan, (Rtrahan, I see, this probably related to CPU fan Maybe
    the Cpu Fan was set as low speed in order to prevert it from
    overheating since it didn't have any Heatsink installed, That would
    make sense why it shows that Dont you think? Could be wrong but
    anyways, So I guess I will have to order other 2 Gigs then. I guess the
    rest the parts/case are good, Ok, Thank you for being so kind and heres
    big cookie as for your reward!!) (5rating! Haha)

  • blkwidow299 Feb 13, 2009

    As for Umm blueextc3221 whatever- Yes I am aware of that, Its same thing if you asked question when someone answer you, and you have to "Fix" it for someone- if someone asked and they will HAVE TO fix it by "Solve it themseleves by see if your suggestion WORKS!" That idea applys the same thing, I would think. (Look at my CPU fan fails or speed is too low that I post* this is related,) (So I had to ask to make sure that I didn't install them wrong or use the wrong part this is what I asked!)

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    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    What exactly are we being asked to FIX? this site is for help FIXing things????



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7900 nvidia gt video card is could be overheating, no warranty anymore. It is causing blue and red random spots, and alot of big polygons and cylinders during game play. Updated drivers for everything twice and not luck...? anyone?

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There are three areas to concentrate on for a gaming PC. Memory, Video Card, and lots of venting to keep it cool. The CPU is good but should have a fan and a hotsink to keep it cool. You need 2 more gigs of RAM. Ensure the video card is in pci express slot. Otherwise it looks good.
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Yea man its a good set up I have the 7900 gforce I love it and i always love amd processors

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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    Sorry if i said something wrong all i did was answer your question no need for an inappropriate. Im not the one that left a comment about it being a fix site that was someone else


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